Shall we say that 2014 was a messy year, but not as messy as last? Yes, let's.
It was, among other things, a year of great conversations. My neighbour tells me, a few minutes after I post this, that I should say 'Yes, let us', for pun factor. Yes, let us.
"You are not dead, although you were dead. The girl who died. And was resurrected. Children. Witches. Magic. Symbols. Remember the illogic of the fantasy. The strange tableau in the closet behind the bathroom: the feast, the beast, and the jelly-bean. Recall, remember: please do not die again. Let there be continuity at least--a core of consistency . . . The synthesis is the consummate problem." - S.P., Journals, 154